Chinese Shredded Chicken Recipe with an Asian flair topped with with Ginger Sauce makes for a simple and delicious meal with tender, fall off the bone chicken and an Asian based spicy and fragrant ginger and tamari flavored sauce. The thinly sliced green onions give this dish an added crunch. Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free.Chinese Shredded chicken recipe with an Asian flair and a ginger tamari sauce is about to be your new favorite meal.
I saw a quote shared on instagram the other day that really stuck with me.
This is how it goes “Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place”
Something about that quote. I’ve thought about it a lot recently and feel like it perfectly relates to the 2 year backpacking trip D and I took from 2012 to 2014.
Before our trip started I naturally had high hopes and expectations for it. I imagined I would come back a transformed person, I wasn’t quite sure how, but I imagined I would have my future clearly set in front of me.
That’s hasn’t necessarily been the case. What I have figured out is what I don’t want, and the kind of life I know I don’t want to live and would be happy without.
I think this quote applies to D even more so than to me. Before we set out he was working as an analyst for Capital One, getting ready to apply to business school and perhaps continue his climb up the corporate ladder. During our trip though he had time to get into different things, and has really grown into his entrepreneurial spirit. He’s now been running his own software business for almost three years.
He has figured out that he doesn’t want to corporate job and the MBA. He wants to be his own boss, even if that means working 80 hour weeks in the beginning stages for little pay.
This is something that I feel like he discovered about himself during our travels, during our backpacking trip around Europe, Asian and Oceania.
There’s no clear answer yet, and we haven’t quite “become anything” but I think we’re closer to that than we were years ago, while we were both working 9-5 jobs in Washington DC and really searching for some direction and motivation to keep moving forward.
So on a travel note, it’s only appropriate that I share a travel inspired recipe. During our trip I have discovered dozens and dozens of different ethnic recipes, both from cooking classes and just experimenting myself with various local ingredients and sauces.
In China at a restaurant we tried a dish that was essentially a Chinese shredded chicken recipe with a flavorful Asian sauce. It was light, simple and delicious. I needed to create my own version of this Chinese shredded chicken recipe myself.
This dish is perfect to make when you are making home made chicken broth from scratch to make the Chinese shredded chicken. I essentially just made the broth with a whole chicken and then removed the chicken, already nicely poached and tender, shredded it and made the sauce.
And then I still had all that leftover chicken broth to these soups with:
The saucefor this Chinese shredded chicken recipe is full of Asian flavors and added crunch from the green onions and matchstick ginger, with a hint of fiery spice from the chili pepper.
A gluten-free and dairy-free Chinese shredded chicken recipe is bound to be a hit with everyone!
Chinese Shredded Chicken Recipe with an Asian flair topped with with Ginger Sauce makes for a simple and delicious meal with tender, fall off the bone chicken and an Asian based spicy and fragrant ginger and tamari flavored sauce. The thinly sliced green onions give this dish an added crunch. Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free.
- 1/4 cup chicken broth made from scratch
- 1 tablespoon white wine
- 1 1/2-2 tablespoons gluten free tamari
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 inch piece of ginger peeled and cut into matchsticks
- 1 small red chili pepper seeded and diced (adjust based on your spicyness preference)
- a few green onions thinly sliced on the diagonal.
- 1/2 small whole boiled chicken shredded
In a small bowl combine chicken broth, white wine, tamari, oil, ginger and red chili pepper. Mix until smooth.
Top shredded chicken with sauce. Sprinkle green onions on top.